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Promoting Sport & Physical Activity

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Health and Wellbeing

Being active is important for your physical and mental health & wellbeing.

Many of the leading causes of disease and disability in the UK are associated with an inactive lifestyle. These include coronary heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

The Chief Medical Office (CMO) has provided the following physical activity guidelines:

Under 5s (who are capable of walking): at least 180 minutes (3 hours) being physically active, spread throughout the day

Children & young people (5-18 years old): at least 60 minutes (1 hour) of vigorous intensity physical activity including bike riding & playground activity

Adults (9-64 years old): at least 150 minutes (2 hours 30 minutes) of moderate intensity activity, e.g. brisk cycling, walking OR 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity, e.g. running, swimming, football, and muscle strengthening activities on two or more days per week – e.g. exercising with weights, carrying groceries

Downloadable infographics available under useful resources.  

For more information please contact:

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Strategic Relationship Manager

07760 164001

Gemma is responsible for managing key strategic stakeholder relations to tackle physical inactivity across Sussex, with a focus on increasing levels of physical activity for people with a disability, those from lower socio-economic groups, and women and girls. She oversees the Sussex Disability Sports Network, is the Lead Adult Safeguarding Officer, Deputy CYP Safeguarding Officer, Equalities lead and acts as the Active Partnership’s Human Resources lead.